On behalf of the military-related community at UCSB, welcome!

Veterans and Military Services (VMS) at UCSB exists to support you in your transition to and through our academic community. No matter what you need assistance with-navigating and receiving your educational benefits, finding housing, or just support during your journey-VMS is your first stop as well as your strongest advocate on campus. We provide service and resources to all military-related students at UCSB, including active/reserve and National Guard members, as well as spouses and dependents.

Whether you are a future, current, or past student, we hope that the information you’ll find on these pages is helpful.

Thank you for your service to our nation, and again-welcome to UCSB and our community!

If you have questions or would like to get involved in our efforts, please Email us

You can also support our work with military related students by making a donation to our program.

Veterans & Military Services

Contact Mike Fogelsonger, Director of Veterans & Military Services


Office of Financial Aid

Contact Makoa Rios, VA Certifying Official/Financial Aid Advisor for VA and other financial aid matters

Telephone: (805) 893-2816

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Student Veterans of America (SVA)- UCSB Chapter

Crystal Kim, Chapter President about student involvement

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Department of History

Contact John Lee, SVA Faculty Advisor for academic matters

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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Contact Susan Derwin, Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center about the Veterans Writing Workshop and other writing opportunities

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Career Services

Contact Ignacio Gallardo, Director of Career Services.

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Housing, Dining, and Auxillary Services

UCSB offers a broad range of housing options for single students and families.

For more information, visit the UCSB Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Services page, or read more from us here.


Contact Cheyl Gonzalez, Assistant Director, Transfer Services for Admission-related questions

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Local Resources

For resources and information about veterans services in our county, contact Joseph Fletcher from the Santa Barbara County Veterans Services Office.

Phone: 805-681-4500

For Santa Barbara Veteran Services, go here.

For Santa Barbara Resources and Links, go here.